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33rd OFC Lecture -- the Japanese economy -- What's to be done now?

2009-11-20 (Fri) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The world economy is at a major turning point. The condition of the Japanese economy is still severe. Now is the time to reform with a view to the future. This lecture will examine challenges for the new administration as well as the path the Japanese economy should take.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Tokyo Machikanekai* (Tokyo Branch of the Alumni Association of the School of Economics) and Tokyo Seiunkai (Tokyo Branch of the Alumni Association of the School of Law). Interested individuals are cordially invited to attend the lecture.


Date and time: November 20 (Friday), 2009
Registration starts at 6:00 p.m.
Lecture: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
After-lecture party: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Venue: Room # 801, Tekko Kaikan, 3-2-10 Kayaba-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0025
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Lecturer: OTA Hiroko, Vice Dean at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

Graduating from Hitotsubashi University in 1976, Ms. OTA was visiting professor at the School of Economics, Osaka University from 1993 to 1996. She next became associate professor and professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. She held positions such as Counselor to Deputy Director General for Economic Research, Deputy Director General for Economic Research and Director General for Economic Research in 2002. She served as Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy in the Abe and Fukuda Cabinets from 2006 to 2008.

Books: Anzen to Anshin no Keizaigaku (Economics of Safety and Security), Min kara no Kaikaku (Citizen-initiated Reform) (both books are co-authored), Risuku no Keizaigaku (Economics of Risks), Yoi Zozei, Warui Zozei (Good Tax Increases and Bad Tax Increases), Keizai Zaisei Shimon Kaigi no Tatakai (Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy's Battle)


How to apply:

Please apply by email to ofc@econ.osaka-u.ac.jp with your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Notes:
*Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All those applying will be informed regarding the status of their application.
*Individuals wishing to participate in the after-lecture party are required to inform both the office below and Tokyo Machikanekai.
*Individuals interested in this topic, regardless of whether they are alumni or not, are cordially invited to the lecture and after-lecture party.
For more information, contact: Mr. Yoshida Fumito, Jisedai Keieisenryaku, Kenkyusyo, 30-16-302 4-chome, Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0014 Email: yoshida@jisedai-ken.com Mobile phone: 090-3499-9061

Participation fee: There is no charge for attending this lecture.
After-lecture party fee: 3,000 yen (for coffee and refreshments)

*Note: This event doubles as the autumn reception of Tokyo Machikanekai.

Date: 2009-11-20 (Fri) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored: Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University, School of Economics, OFC Office, Tokyo Machikanekai, and Tokyo Seiunkai
Venue: Room #801, Tekko Kaikan
Registration: Required (by email)
URL: http://www2.econ.osaka-u.ac.jp/ofc/ofclecture33.pdf
Contact: Graduate School of Economics, School of Economics, Osaka University, Open Faculty Center (OFC) Office
ofc@econ.osaka-u.ac.jp

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